When (Thanks to Linda Sarsour) We Confuse Being Progressive With Being an Antisemite

I was doing yoga, and somewhere close to my Savasana it hit me.

Whoever thinks that Linda Sarsour just accidentally happened to grow into the role of co-chair of the Women’s March, is undoubtedly naive.

Why Linda? I get that we need diversity and hence a Muslim woman. Fine.

But why Linda?

Why is there one woman whose name appears when it comes Black Lives Matters, when it comes to BDS, when it comes Women’s March and when it comes to being an advisory board member of “Dream Defenders” that is affiliated with terrorist organizations, such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Linda is the contemporary polymath. Not necessary in the purest sense of the word.

Linda is THE exemplary WOMAN.

Progressive women – and now let’s focus on Jewish women – argue that by not marching this year, we just divide women. Let me tell you something – women, by nature and by default are divided. As much as it sucks, this is the truth. But this is only partially the point.

Hiding behind the fancy term of being progressive is basically spiting your own face.

We should march because otherwise, we divide women? What a loadĀ of BS, really.

For f-ck sake, women were divided the moment we led the movement to be hijacked by Linda Sarsour.

Linda is talented, no question on that.

But whoever joins the march cajoles with her and by stoic logic, becomes antisemitic.

I left Brussels because they kept on telling me to be less apparent in my support towards Israel. Do you think I would work for a company where I cannot say out loud “Israel”?

On the same line of thought, do you think I would ever march with anyone who says “There is nothing creepier than Zionism”?

Whoever thinks marching behind the leadership of Linda Sarsour makes you part of the higher good, is morally dishonest.

And just before I return to my Savasana, just stop for a moment and think:

What if the face of the Women’s March would have been hijacked by an Orthodox Jewish woman who says: “nothing is creepier than being a Muslim woman?”

Can you even imagine what would have happened to her? Would progressives be stating that we need to march together with her and her Islamophobia isn’t real?

Whoever thinks that Linda Sarsour just accidentally happened to grow into the role of co-chair of the Women’s March, is undoubtedly naive.

And whoever marches behind Linda Sarsour is not progressive but an antisemite behind the sugar-coated term “progressive.”

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Virag Gulyas

Virag is a digital communications strategist and personal branding consultant. She is also a loud pro-Israel advocate, the founder of Almost Jewish, a pro-Israel movement that aims to change the stereotypes about Israel and the Jewish people one day at a time.

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